Friday, 26 March 2010

I have my second interview

Today I have my second interview in Whistles to be supervisor. And look my desk right now......

I don't know how many catwalks and magazines I have seen and read  this week, and now......... revising!


Thursday, 25 March 2010

The petticoat

I am sure that when all of you saw previous post dress, thought “this dress need more volume”. Of course that's its style. I thought the same, so two weeks ago I looked in ebay for a petticoat. You can find everything in ebay  and sometimes it’s easier and cheaper than looking in shops. I found one, costing £ 9.99 plus shipping; it finally was about  £17, not too bad, isn’t it?  

Of course I bought a multi–multi-multi layer one, I thought it would be better because it had to raise the dress. Well... yesterday the petticoat arrived to home. When I first saw it, I wanted to die,  "great idea the multilayer thing". But no worries, today I am better because I have tried it with the dress and I think it’s nice and that it’s the style I wanted to get. What do you think?

I hate my camera, it has cut my head but after all....isn't this all about the dress?

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

I have a wedding

Two friends are geting married on April, so I needed a dress. The wedding is in Spain, this means good weather in spring.  As I have been living in London for a year now I am really pale, so I have two options, fake tan  or choosing a nice colour that combines with my skin. And I don’t like fake things.
This spring the basic colours are really light (nude, coral, pink pale...). Usually these ones match better  when you are tanned, but here, in London, that's quite difficult. Maybe we could combine a  light coloured straight dress with (very trendy) floral stamped shoes. We will  enhance the dress and divert the attention from our palish skin.
Anyway, this trick won´t be helpful for me because I'm going to Spain so all people will be more tanned than me. I was thinking "I really like 50’s Style and I have always wanted an excuse to buy a nice 50’s dress"... This spring 60’s and 70’s are the vintage trends but I think  going for a 50’s look, being careful choosing the details could be very elegant and perfect for a wedding, always being original.

I know that in London there are millions of vintage shops and there are millions of 50’s clothes as well. For vintage, I think there are a few good shops in Carnaby street. It’s a great place with also plenty of the most popular brands. And what could I say about Camden Lock market? Here you can find everything you want and of course vintage clothes, not just in the shops inside, but walking around the market and leaving behind you the tube there are a few vintage shops (cheaper than the ones in the market). 

Buying 50’s clothes is usually expensive, but that’s the reality and we have to face it. I like this shop: “vivienofholloway”, it is in Holloway road. They have lots of things, not just dresses, and you can buy online there; that’s a good point when you are sure of your size. I went to Camded because I already had seen a dress that I liked somewhere else. This other place is a little shop just before the big entrance to the market. It has a lot of nice 50’s dresses but they really prohibitive for my pocket. It also has vintage umbrellas, petticoats, gloves and other styles of clothes, its name is “The Arc”. Finally my great discovery "COLLECTIF", it could seem  a little bit gothic and the truth is that it has a very gothic side of the shop but the other side is full of dresses, skirts and tops like 50’s and rockabilly, and the most important, good price. I bought this one for just £20

the color matches my skin, and it is original and elegant for the wedding and with some extra details I could get a more elegant look

I am still thinking about the hair style, shoes and accessories and of course a slightly tanned tights, so I will continue telling you my decisions and options.


First of all, I’m going to introduce myself (or... let me introduce myself).  I am Arantxa, from Spain, but I live in London. I have been here for one year and counting.  Why does the title says I study Physics... ? When I finished high school I had two things in my mind to study, Physics and Fashion Designer, obviously I  chose Physics, it wasn’t a bad decision but it is being really hard and long; and now I would like to study something about Fashion but I am little scared because I'd like to finish what I started. So I think that’s why this blog exists.

Here I’m going to talk about my opinions, my style, shops I find............, of course I will talk about the new trends, catwalks, designers and new collections, but I want to do something personal, because you can read in a lot of magazine about all this things or you can go to see the catwalks and the designers, but all of us need some tips and I hope to be helpful.

Finally, I just want to say, sorry if I make mistakes, my English is not perfect yet, and thank you very much for reading me.